2020 is almost over and that is one countdown we are ready for! This New Year’s Eve is without doubt going to be a different, but there are still plenty of ways to make it special.

Whilst we’d normally be talking about the best parties to go to or fancy meals to see in the new year, the start of 2021 will have a different feel.

That said, there are still plenty of Leicester businesses who’ll be on hand to make it special for you. In this week’s BID Spotlight we’ve picked out some of our top tips for a NYE 2020 to remember.

Cocktail delivery from 33 Cank Street

The freshly batched cocktails from 33 Cank Street have been a hit over lockdown. If you haven’t tried them yet, what are you waiting for? They’ll be delivering all over Leicestershire in time for New Years Eve. Choose from classics like Aviation, Old Fashion or Espresso Martini, or mix it up with something different and leave it up to the skill of the bartender with their Bartender’s Choice. Cocktails come ready to serve with enough for 6 drinks. Check the delivery dates for your area via batchedfresh.com and you can also arrange to collect from the bar.

Delivery from your favourite restaurants

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Yes, there’ll be plenty of great food going round on NYE. Whether you fancy one of Leicester’s best burgers from Crafty, a Thai banquet from Giggling Squid, fine dining Indian from Chutney Ivy or freshly prepared pizzas from Peter Pizzeria, there’ll be plenty of choice. You can check out our lockdown delivery guide for more inspiration and be sure to have a browse through the Deliveroo and UberEats listings. If you’re outside the delivery zone why not arrange to click & collect?

Night in with The Bottle Garden

If you just fancy a cosy night in then why not let The Bottle Garden help? They’ve got Luxury Night In hampers available to order via their website, which has everything you might need. Prosecco, Champagne flutes, liqueur chocolates, salted caramel fudge, scented candles and more. Plus it also includes 2 vouchers for a glass of Prosecco at The Bottle Garden once some normality returns. Something lovely to look forward to in the new year. Find out more and purchase via The Bottle Garden website.

Games night

Do you sulk if you don’t win at Monopoly? Enjoy this NYE with a games night packed with fun for the family, housemates, couples or more. Race against the clock with a game of Spintensity, challenge all of the family in the Mr & Mrs Family Edition, or why not buy up some familiar property in the Leicester edition Monopoly? You can purchase from a range of shops in town, with SET selling some fantastic quirky games and all the classics are available from WH Smith.

Great music


The Cookie is one of Leicester’s best music venues and they’ve pulled together a great playlist of their sounds of lockdown. Let them take you on a journey through some of the best new artists around, local talent and some classics in there too. Listen to their Lockdown Playlist via Spotify.

Movie night


Phoenix has been on hand throughout 2020 to share their top movie tips and they’re continuing right through until the new year. Keep an eye on their Phoenix at Home page for their top weekly picks, and also check out their streaming options where a percentage of the fee will go directly towards helping our favourite independent cinema. Find out more via the Phoenix website.

Let us know what you’ve got planned for NYE over on @coolasleicester.


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